Do not blame the local traffic alone for the chaos that prevails on the city roads, for on an average more than 1,60,000 vehicles enter and leave the city everyday.
As part of the Comprehensive Transportation Study (CTS) taken up for the Hyderabad Metropolitan Area (HMA), a survey of 16 selected outer corridors along the National Highways documented about 80,000 vehicles entering and another 82,000 leaving the city on a normal working day.
The survey was carried out to assess interaction of the HMA with rest of the State and country by the LEA Associates on behalf of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority.
Among the 16 city outer corridors surveyed, Chilkur-Vikarabad road was found to be a very minor road from traffic perspective with movement of only 1,138 vehicles recorded. The highest daily traffic volume was found on Hyderabad-Sangareddy road (27,382 vehicles) followed by Hyderabad-Jadcherla road (22,465) and Hyderabad-Vijayawada road (22,247).
Together, the three national highways of NH-7 (Medchal Road), NH-9 (Sangareddy Road) and NH-202 (Warangal and further) themselves contributed more than 58 per cent of this traffic.
Another interesting aspect from the study related to private vehicles in the form of cars and two-wheelers working out to almost 50 per cent of the traffic volume even on the outer corridors followed by goods vehicles i.e., trucks and lorries, constituting 28 per cent and APSRTC buses just 5 per cent. The Non Motorised Transport i.e., cycle, cycle rickshaw and animal drawn, was found to be insignificant, less than 2 per cent.
Keywords: highway traffic